Saturday, May 14, 2011

Books to Movies Challenge

 

A mere five months into 2011 and we here at Two Bibliomaniacs are already feeling restless.  Not a life altering type of restlessness, but more like a stubborn rash on the back of your knee kind of irritation.  While applying our metaphorical ointment, it hit us.  We need another reading challenge.  Nay.  We need to host another reading challenge.  Nay.  Actually that’s it....

Introducing the 2011 BOOKS TO MOVIES CHALLENGE!!!

The name is pretty much self-explanatory (and hopefully original).  We’ve decided to merge our two favorite pastimes (beside sleep and inactivity).  The rules are SIMPLE.  Read a book.  Watch the movie.  Both milestones must be completed in order to receive full marks.  There are 4 levels of participation to choose from.

Straight to VideoRead 2 books and view the film adaptations.

Limited ReleaseRead 4 books and view the film adaptations.

Blockbuster Read 6 books and view the film adaptations.

Oscar BuzzRead 8 books and view the film adaptations.

The challenge begins June 1st and will finish December 31st.  Anyone can participate and blog-less readers can sign up in the comments section of this post.  Everyone else, make the Linky as full as possible.  All books are fair game although all movies must be produced by a semi-reputable film company (no backyard interpretations of Harry Potter). 

To watch the more entertaining, yet far more vague introduction of this challenge click HERE.



39 comments:

  1. I am generally not a "book to movie" fan... I am one of those people you mentioned in your vlog (thats right this week you had 4 views!) who likes to complain about the movie adaptation... but I am going to "challenge" myself (haha!) to find one that I like.

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  2. I had already been planning on doing something like this so I'm definitely in. Like Bonnie, I often find myself not liking the movie adaptation but I've found several films based on books that I really like. We'll see how this goes.

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  3. GREAT idea! Not that I need to sign up for any more challenges, but I'm in!! :o)

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  4. If you haven't already, you should submit this challenge to be listed at novelchallenges.blogspot.com

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  5. This is my first challenge as I've only started my blog! I'm looking forward to it!

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  6. I am just wondering, How do I get the Books to Movies Challenge button on my Blog side bar? Excuse my ignorance but I'm new to blogging! Is there a HTML code I can use?

    Lucy

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  7. Can I choose what books and films I use or is there a set list that I need to use?

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  8. Melissa,
    The world of books and movies is at your disposal! Choose whatever combination you want.

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  9. Hey, thanks for the advice. I forgot I could just add a gadget, so much easier. yes Oscar buzz is ambitious but I'm a student 3 days aways from finishing University so I'll have plenty of time!

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  10. I'm having major issue shortening my list to just 8 books! I thought this'd be an easy way to move some of the books that'd been on my TBR list for awhile up to the top but somehow most of my TBR books have films made about them or will have one released sometime over the next 6 months! Aghhhh!

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  11. I'm another one who usually shouts at the screen "That's wrong! The book wasn't like that at all!" Maybe this challenge will help.

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  12. Found this challenge through the A Novel Challenge blog - can't wait to get started! (:

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  13. I read about this challenge through Sarah Reads Too Much and I thought I should join. This will be the first reading challenge I'll participate in and I can't wait to read (and watch) my first book.

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  14. Well as I am fairly new to this blogging lark, this is the first reading challenge I have done. Cant wait to get started.

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  15. Sounds cool! I'm gonna participate :)

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  16. Okay, I'm in. I haven't read anything in a while so I thought this will give me a teeny push. :P

    Found this through Jai (Jai Days). :)

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  17. I'm going with the Straight to Video category! May step it up later as I see how it goes.

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  18. I'm going with the Straight to Video category and step-up when schedule permits. Thanks for hosting.

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  19. I found you guys via A Novel Challenge, and I have to say, I love the concept of this challenge and am really looking forward to participating. Thanks for setting it up!

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  20. I'm doing Straight to Video - I am better at reading books than seeing the movie!

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  21. I can't believe I missed this the first time round, but I am so in! I'm going to try for Oscar buzz, so wish me luck!

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  22. I'm in, what a great idea! I am going to try for Blockbuster.

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  23. I love comparing books and movies so I can't wait to do this challenge! Great idea!

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  24. This sounds like fun! I've already started doing this on my blog with a feature called "Book vs Movie" I've only done it with Harry Potter so far because I'm reading all the books and watching all the movies for another challenge. It'll be fun to do this with other books!

    `Debz

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  25. Hopefully it's not too late to sign up. I would love to do the "Straight to Video". I already have Brideshead Revisited and Gone With the Wind on my DVR waiting for me to watch once I get around to reading the books. I can't wait to get started.

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  26. I'm a blog-less reader & I'm in for the challenge! I'm making a list & going for the Oscar Buzz category.

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  27. Melany,
    Thanks for joining! Can't wait to hear your progress.

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  28. Brilliant idea. I had been thinking of doing exactly that this year so count me in! There's a real line up of books to movies coming out this year too. Can't wait!

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  29. Hey, I just posted my first book/movie review!

    http://lily-bookhaven.blogspot.com/2011/06/books-to-movies-challenge-1-boy-in.html

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  30. Great challenge idea. I am going for the straight to video level

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  31. Where do we post the links to our completed reviews?

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  32. well I'm reading a crap load of books so I may as well chil infront of the tv after! I'm one down at least right now!
    jfeldt

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  33. Two more down! Two to watch tonight.
    jfeldt
    http://wp.me/p1IozD-fU

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  34. Here's the latest! http://progressandprocrastination.com/2011/12/17/the-four-musketeers/ I never thought I'd get through 7. Phew. Merry Christmas! I may get though Oliver! yet.
    Over-use of exclamations points. Oops!
    Jfeldt

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  35. Hi! I came here via Bibliojunkie's post. Too late for this challenge. A ny chance of holding the same challenge for 2012?

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  36. Hi Sandhya,
    Thanks for your interest, but I don't think the Books to Movies Challenge will live on in 2012...

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